SEATTLE (Scrap Monster): The DS Smith Alcolea Paper Mill in Aragon, in north-eastern Spain announced that it has donated a brand-new laptop and a 3D printer to IES Cinca – Alcanadre High School as part of its long-standing collaboration. It must be noted that the integrated paper mill has been engaging with students from the school for more than a decade now.
DS Smith noted that 3D printing has evolved dramatically over the past few years and is no longer a novel technology. The capability to build objects by adding layers of material together will help students to design their own three-dimensional digital models and print out their creations. Incidentally, 3D printers are forecast to play a key role in future manufacturing activities.
The students inaugurated the new equipment by creating a key chain featuring the DS Smith logo on it.
The donation was part of DS Smith’s Community Programme, through which the company contributes to the local communities it operates.
Estela Ayudan Peiron, Plant Quality and Environment Manager at Alcolea Paper Mill hoped that the 3D printer will help the next generation to be creative. The company has committed to engage 5 million people in the circular economy and circular lifestyles by 2030, as part of its Now and Next sustainability strategy, she added.